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Moto G4 and G4 Plus update to Android 7.0 Nougat rolling out in India

Moto G4 and G4 Plus update to Android 7.0 Nougat rolling out in India

Motorola has announced that its budget-friendly Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones, both of which were released earlier this year, are now receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat in India. The update, as expected, is giving handset owners all the Nougat features, including Android Doze, the multi-window view, and work mode, as well as some Motorola-centric features like new a new Moto action.

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Volvo 90 Series cars get Skype for Business integration

Volvo 90 Series cars get Skype for Business integration

Volvo Car Group has announced Skype for Business integration for the automaker’s 90 Series vehicles. This integration will increase drivers’ productivity by bringing Skype for Business to the cars’ large center display, making it possible to see what upcoming meetings are in the pipeline, who is attending, and more. The company also said it is exploring the idea of using Cortana.

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Wileyfox drops CyanogenMod, LineageOS may wait in the wings

Wileyfox drops CyanogenMod, LineageOS may wait in the wings

According to an email sent by Wileyfox this week, their first smartphone will be updated away from CyanogenMod this week. Despite this - somehow - Wileyfox Account Executive Michelle Johal suggests that "all user's experience will remain unchanged." Johal went on to say, "This was expected and we are confident with the smooth transition planned in an upcoming over-the-air update for the entire Wileyfox product range that will migrate away from Cyanogen’s refocus strategy, and on to a purer Android experience – enhanced."

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Windows 10 Insider Preview get a Green Screen of Death

Windows 10 Insider Preview get a Green Screen of Death

A Windows 10 Insider Preview build leaked out ahead of the official launch during the Christmas weekend and several new features were gleaned from that leak. One of the features that didn't get talked about much, until now, was the fact that the infamous Blue Screen of Death or BSOD seen when some sort of critical error forces a crash has been replaced. That BSOD is now a Green Screen of Death (GSOD) in the latest build.

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When the Pokemon GO Legendary Update will be released

When the Pokemon GO Legendary Update will be released

Since the dawn of Pokemon GO, Niantic has been speculating about when they'll release their biggest and best Pokemon from Generation 1. Legendary Pokemon are few and far between in the first generation, centering on the tail end of the series - in count and in publication. The first three Legendary Pokemon, Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos are scheduled for release in the year 2017, and an exact date is still being picked from a set of just a few.

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Popular video transcoder HandBrake hits version 1.0 after 13 years

Popular video transcoder HandBrake hits version 1.0 after 13 years

HandBrake is celebrating a new milestone this week, as an update released over the Christmas holiday brought the transcoding program to version 1.0. That's a big enough reason for celebration and champagne all its own, but what makes this release more important for the Handbrake team is that it took 13 years to reach this point. Yes, HandBrake was initially released in August 2003.

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LineageOS Gerrit is up: CyanogenMod being written-out

LineageOS Gerrit is up: CyanogenMod being written-out

This morning the official LineageOS Gerrit was published for developers to contribute to, continuing the work of the open source community on CyanogenMod. Cyanogen - the brand-named company - will continue to operate on its own, separate from the Android software that's transforming into LineageOS (or Lineage OS, or just Lineage, if you prefer). Developers are hard at work now turning the next version of CyanogenMod into the first version of LineageOS.

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Galaxy S8’s AI assistant update may to put Siri to shame

Galaxy S8’s AI assistant update may to put Siri to shame

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is tipped to feature a voice assistant called Bixby that's so advanced, it'll work in nearly every native app. "We are developing a key major interface which will bring about a totally new paradigm; an open AI platform." said Samsung Electronics’ Vice President Rhee In-jong. "The current Galaxy smartphones need separate applications for users, for instance, to order pizza or coffee. But, the new AI platform will enable them to order (or do) things directly without going through separate applications."

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Why did CyanogenMod die? What is LineageOS? All the important details

Why did CyanogenMod die? What is LineageOS? All the important details

The Cyanogen company did not shut down, nor did the operating system CyanogenMod - it'll just change names. CyanogenMod OS will rebrand as LineageOS and will be separate from Cyanogen Inc., the company, which will operate separate from the open source OS. Those with CyanogenMod installed on phones or tablets right now should consider installing a more basic version of Android now, as no new support for the operating system will be offered.

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Firefox support for XP and Vista users may end in 2017

Firefox support for XP and Vista users may end in 2017

Computer users out there who are still running Windows Vista or XP have been left behind by most major software makers, including Microsoft. Mozilla plans to continue to support Vista and XP users and has announced that in approximately March 2017 XP and Vista users will be moved to the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR). Mozilla says that Firefox is one of the few browsers out there that will continue to support XP and Vista users.

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Pokevision alternatives: updated Pokemon GO map trackers

Pokevision alternatives: updated Pokemon GO map trackers

Today we're bringing you a list of alternatives to the original PokeVision map scanner for Pokemon GO. These are trackers - tracking the Pokemon that appear in any area the user wishes, anywhere around the world in the game Pokemon GO. With these maps, any Pokemon can be located at any time. Just so long as the user is patient with the area they're in, it's possible to find (almost) any Pokemon that could potentially appear in a given area - with these maps.

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Super Mario Run Android APK download (and how not to)

Super Mario Run Android APK download (and how not to)

After we thought we'd learned our lesson with Pokemon GO, Nintendo has decided to release Super Mario Run for mobile devices. But not all mobile devices get Super Mario Run, just the most popular line of smartphones and tablets: iPhone and iPad. So what's an Android user to do, besides clone the app themselves and run it illegally on their own Google Pixel XL? There are a few answers - and most of them are bad.

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